Born in Sugar Run, PA, on Dec. 11, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Frank C. and Nellie E. Wheeler Morrow.
On June 15, 1946, she married her childhood sweetheart, Edward Reed, Jr. He predeceased her on Dec. 16, 2003 after 57 years of marriage
Edie completed Mansfield University’s registered nurses program in 1946. In 1958, she and Ed moved their family to Horseheads, NY. She worked at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY, retiring in 1989.
Mrs. Reed was passionate about her patients and her nursing career. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed feeding her neighbors and friends.
She also enjoyed gardening, card making, playing mah-jongg and painting.
She is survived by her brother, Wayne (Mabel) Morrow of Sugar Run; sister-in-law, Doris (William) Madill of Monroeton; her three children, Edward M. of Palm Coast, FL, Scott A. of Horseheads and Cindy (Michael) Chilton of Phoenix, AZ. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, four greatg randdaughters and many dear nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter-in-law, Patricia “Patty” Kinsman Reed; a brother, Charles T. Morrow and two sisters, Blanche M. Kissell and Ruth Brown Smith.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at noon at the Wyalusing Cemetery, Wyalusing, with the Rev. John H. Dabback officiating.
Contributions in her name can be made to Countryside Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden Fund, 7708 SW Highway 200, Ocala, FL 34476 or St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, 555 St. Joseph’s Blvd., Elmira, NY 14901.
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